While SSD continues to fall gradually, it is obvious that the HDD tends to rise
By installing Toshiba's controllerSSD with "Petit Free" reduced is sold at 5980 yenIt seems that SSD has been gradually decreasing, and it became clear that the HDD tends to rise.
2 TB model cuts below 8000 yenAlthough it seems that the HDD seems to be falling, the price drop in the domestic seems to be largely due to the influence of the appreciation of the yen.
Details are as below.
SSD prices dropping, while HDD prices rise
According to this article, each SSD manufacturer seems to reduce the unit price of SSD by 10 to 15% from early to the present in the second half of 2010 to expand its market share.
Currently, manufacturers such as Intel, Micron, Samsung, Toshiba and Hynix are working on the development of flash memory technology that adopts the manufacturing process of the 20 nm range that realizes further increase in recording capacity, It will be possible to reduce the manufacturing cost of SSD, so it is expected that the decline in unit price of SSD will continue in the future.
However, despite the fact that the price per storage capacity remains ten times as much as that of HDD, the situation still remains that it can not be said that SSD is inexpensive, but Seagate, Western Digital, Toshiba, Hitachi HDD manufacturers such as HGST are planning to suppress HDD production in the fourth quarter of 2010 and that the unit price of HDD is rising by 4 to 5% (in case of 500 GB model).
In other words, anyone who is considering purchasing SSD, which is expected to continue decreasing in the future, those who are considering purchasing HDDs should purchase early before the yen appreciation is resolved, It seems that it is better to wait for production suppression to end.
in Hardware, Posted by darkhorse_log